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  • Ian Gardner
    Welcome to the future. Does it seem strange and wonderful somehow? :) Ian DAVID BRUNELLE wrote:
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 3, 2007
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      Welcome to the future. Does it seem strange and wonderful somehow? :)

      Ian

      DAVID BRUNELLE <davidbrunelle@...> wrote: Corrected !!

      Thanks!!

      Dave

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: John-Paul Johnson
      To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 1:59 PM
      Subject: Re: [War Of 1812] Living History Conferenece 2007 - Seminar List

      psssst! Hey, Dave, your computer thinks it's yesterday.

      J-P

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: DAVID BRUNELLE <davidbrunelle@...>
      To: 1812RoyalNavy@yahoogroups.com
      Cc: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com; ladiesofreenacting@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, January 2, 2007 1:00:07 PM
      Subject: [War Of 1812] Living History Conferenece 2007 - Seminar List

      I have attached descriptions of the 20 seminars that will be presented at
      the Living History Conference and Trade Show taking place this March 2nd and
      3rd. For more information and to register go to
      www.livinghistoryconference.com

      Look forward to seeing everyone there!!

      David J. Brunelle

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      Heather Fields & Katherine Burk
      Civil War Fashions & Etiquette

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      Richard Feltoe

      Who shot Winfield Scott? And other mysteries of the battle of Lundy's lane
      July 25th, 1814

      The battle of Lundy's Lane is probably one of the most confusing combats
      fought during the War of 1812 - 1815 due to the fact that much of the
      conflict occurred after sunset and in pitch dark, the conflicting and
      seemingly contradictory details found in contemporary accounts, and the fact
      that the landscape of the original battlefield has been lost under nearly
      two centuries of urban development.

      This session will try to clarify the chronology of the battle and suggest
      some possible solutions to the mysteries that have arisen.

      Location and time: Room number 2 from 9:00 - 10:00

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      Dinah Hunter
      "The Colonel" - The Life and Times of David Bridgeford 1791-1868

      Tracing the history and footsteps of Colonel David Bridgeford (1791 - 1868),
      veteran of the War of 1812, hero of the MacKenzie Rebellion in 1837, long
      time Grand Master of the Richmond Masonic Lodge, Reeve of Vaughan Township,
      and local entrepreneur."

      Location and time: Room number 3 from 9:00 - 10:00

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      Chris Timm
      Life in Upper Canada

      While much is made of the military aspect of the War of 1812, that is only
      one element of the story. For the majority of people in Upper Canada life
      went on. What did it look like and who were these people? This seminar, led
      by historian, re-enactor and author Christopher Timm, will explore who these
      people were and what their lives looked like during and after this critical
      event in the history of Ontario.

      Location and time: Room number 4 from 9:00 - 10:00

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      Steven Fuller and Karen Millyard
      Period Dance 1

      Steven and Karen will be leading a class in period dance. The class is a
      full two sessions long and will cover dance from early 19th century through
      to the beginning of the twentieth century.

      Location and time: Room number 5 from 9:00 - 10:00

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      Barry & Judy McPherson
      Transition of clothing - F&I to 1812 Part 1

      Barry and Judy have been actively involved in re-enacting and costuming for
      25 years. This double session will present some insights into the evolution
      of costume from 1745 to 1815. Part of the program will revolve around "all
      you wanted to know about historic costume and were afraid to ask", while the
      balance of the time will be devoted to sharing some template patterns that
      they have developed for their latest interest, the costume of ordinary
      people.

      Location and time: Room number 1 from 10:15 - 11:15

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      Dan Pearson
      Getting the best bang for your buck

      One of the most expensive items a re-enactor owns is his musket. Despite
      making this significant investment however, many re-enactors are not well
      versed in what to look for in buying their weapon, or the proper
      cleaning/maintenance/repair of this "tool", and consequently hasten its wear
      and tear. This session will examine in detail some of the elements of these
      issues, as well as covering associated topics, including the putting
      together of a comprehensive cleaning kit.

      Location and time: Room number 2 from 10:15 - 11:15

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      Craig Williams
      Reenacting the Great War

      Craig Williams discusses various aspects of re-enacting the Great War. From
      the creation of the re-enacted PPCLI, the detailing of the uniform, the
      history of the unit, the realities of re-enacting the war and the units
      relationship with the Great War Association, this seminar is the informative
      guide to what is fast become the re-enactors re-enactment.

      Location and time: Room number 3 from 10:15 - 11:15

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      Jim Hill
      1812 Bicentennial

      Jim Hill is the Superintendent of Heritage for the Niagara Parks Commission.
      Their staffed sites include McFarland House, Laura Secord Homestead, The
      Mackenzie Printery and Old Fort Erie and well over 100 plaques, markers and
      monuments along the 56 km parkway. He grew up in Niagara, attended Brock
      University, has worked in living history for over 20 years, and served full
      time and part time in the military for 18 years.

      Location and time: Room number 4 from 10:15 - 11:15

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      Steven Fuller and Karen Millyard
      Period Dance 2

      Steven and Karen will be leading a class in period dance. The class is a
      full two sessions long and will cover dance from early 19th century through
      to the beginning of the twentieth century.

      Location and time: Room number 5 from 10:15 - 11:15

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      Barry & Judy McPherson
      Transition of clothing - F&I to 1812 Part 2

      Barry and Judy have been actively involved in re-enacting and costuming for
      25 years. This double session will present some insights into the evolution
      of costume from 1745 to 1815. Part of the program will revolve around "all
      you wanted to know about historic costume and were afraid to ask", while the
      balance of the time will be devoted to sharing some template patterns that
      they have developed for their latest interest, the costume of ordinary
      people.

      Location and time: Room number 1 from 11:30 - 12:30

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      Linda Bolla
      We'll Do Our Share While You're Over There

      A survey of women's (and other civilian's) contributions to support war
      efforts, from the 18th through the 20th Centuries. Focus will be on
      manufacture of comforts for soldiers and sailors and ways they lifted
      morale. Resources for period patterns will be distributed.

      When not "following the drum", Linda Bolla is often found with knitting
      needles in hand, working on another balaclava.

      Location and time: Room number 2 from 11:30 - 12:30

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      Ed Bolla
      Infernal Machines

      As the title states, this seminar cover experimental weapons deployed or
      under development by the USN during the War of 1812. Included will be a
      discussion of various Explosive & Incendiary Devices employed against the
      British Blockade Squadrons on the East Coast.

      Location and time: Room number 3 from 11:30 - 12:30

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      Peter Twist
      Technical Advice for Hollywood - Pirates of the Caribbean

      Location and time: Room number 4 from 11:30 - 12:30

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      Bob Allen
      Period Music 1

      A double session for musicians and those interested in period music. The
      first session will be an interactive discussion of music and instrumentation
      for various time periods. The second session will be an open jam and song
      circle to share music and lyrics.

      Location and time: Room number 5 from 11:30 - 12:30

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      Rick Green - "Key Note Speaker" - Producer of the TV series "History Bites

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      Ed Bolla USS Michigan

      The USS Michigan (later named the Wolverine) was built in Erie and 1842 and
      Home Ported there throughout her long career. This seminar will detail her
      storied career that last well into the 20th century.

      Location and time: Room number 1 from 3:00 - 4:00

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      Linda Bolla
      The ABCs of Planning Young People's Programs

      Explore how to use Living History experience to design and implement quality
      programs and events for young people at your own historic site. All aspects
      are discussed, from that first contact with the site administrator, to
      day-of-event safety. We'll also discuss meeting the challenges of new school
      site regulations without losing content or excitement in programs.

      Long-time reenactor Linda Bolla is part of the Erie Maritime Museum's
      Educational Program's "dream team", designing and presenting programs both
      in the EMM and in the Erie area school systems.

      Location and time: Room number 2 from 3:00 - 4:00

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      Elliot MacFarlane
      "Mr. Tiddeman, Don't be so niggardly with those faggots" * Our Language and
      Demeanour - the rest of our appearance.

      A discussion about what we should say and how we should act, and why we are
      not suppose to say those things and act that way.

      Elliot MacFarlane will delve into the world of 18th century language and
      demeanour. The focus will be on the things historical reenactors should be
      talking about, the words and phrases they should be using, and the way they
      present themselves to others. The discussion will also look at why so many
      sites and events do not want living history, they want Bowdlerized history.

      Location and time: Room number 3 from 3:00 - 4:00

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      Craig Williams
      Craig Williams takes his original seminar one step further and looks at the
      details of how to improve our impressions, military or civilian, by
      improving the smaller details. What was carried in our pockets, what we used
      in day to day life that may not be as obvious to us now.

      Location and time: Room number 4 from 3:00 - 4:00

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      Bob Allen
      Period Music 2

      A double session for musicians and those interested in period music. The
      first session will be an interactive discussion of music and instrumentation
      for various time periods. The second session will be an open jam and song
      circle to share music and lyrics.

      Location and time: Room number 5 from 3:00 - 4:00

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